A.P. United States History

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: honors grades in previous course and teacher recommendation.


This AP course is the equivalent of an introductory level college survey course. It will emphasize the skills, themes, and time periods of American history as laid out by the College Board in their recent curriculum redesign. Students will learn a significant volume of material through classroom instruction as well as independent learning. Through the year, students will familiarize themselves with the issues surrounding the settlement of, development of, and rise of America. Topics include the evolution of Colonial British North America, the American Revolution and Constitution, the growth and expansion of the nation during the 19th century, the rise of industry in the late 19th century, Secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction, the evolution of equality, and major historical issues of the 20th century.